• As a DataArt Competence Center Coordinator I’m happy to announce that DataArt has held its second Innovation Conference – a special corporate event to present new technologies and innovative breakthroughs to colleagues. We observe global innovations and then apply these discoveries in projects to provide new technologies for clients.


  • Interaction With WolframAlpha – New Ideas For Your Business

    20 June 2013
    By Gleb Nitsman, Senior Project Manager and Taras Tomishch, Developer

    When it comes to business process automation, it’s not a big problem to code the workflow; as business rules can be formulated, and thereby turned into code. But you have to do much more when you need to apply these rules to your business data. In search of the perfect solution DataArt checked the progress with a resource called WolframAlpha that is gaining in popularity.


  • In my previous post I presented the method for exporting selected LinkedIn contacts to a CSV file by using Javascript commands installed in a bookmarklet in your Chrome browser. To try it yourself you can download the necessary files from GitHub using this link.



    UPD: LinkedIn interface has changed so the script stopped working properly at 11/20/2013 but we will update it in a couple of days and post another article about the changes we’ve done together with the new script.

  • Lots of mobile and web applications include different geographical data – we can see maps almost everywhere. It’s very handy to use them in variant social area of everyday life – from check-in services like Foursquare to driving trackers like Carpooling or MitfahrZentrale. Giants like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and many others, provide useful APIs for simple operations, like drawing maps and objects on them or performing the most common calculations. As a popular framework, Ruby on Rails often is used for GIS and mapping app development. With an example from real life I’d like to show how the adding some features to your Rails app can change things and prevent troubles.


  • iOS Sport App For Soccer Fans

    14 June 2013
    By Gleb Nitsman, Senior Project Manager

    DataArt has finished an experimental iOS-based application that visually recognizes UK football clubs by their emblems. The software identifies club emblems shown on a computer or TV screen, printed in a magazine or a newspaper, or even tattooed on a fan’s chest.


  • Those who spend a lot of time at conferences, forums, and professional exhibitions know how unreliable a link during all events can be – wifi connections become virtually impossible. The reasons are well-known: big crowds of people, lots of devices, and a limited access channel. Frequent interruptions, inability to connect, prolonged delays are the unfortunate consequences of this. To show demos when a link is overloaded is a difficult task that requires a lot of patience.

    After several IT-exhibitions we decided to optimize a protocol to work under such uncomfortable and ineffective conditions, when the data required is too big and the channel too small. If there is no possibility to increase the channel or to use a multiplicity of channels, we should reduce the channel’s load.


  • Kinect to Add Vision Capability to a Robot

    07 June 2013
    By Dmitry Yakovlev, VP of Engineering

    Kinect, a well-known sensor for the Xbox 360 console is usually associated with computer games. It allows people to interact with the console by body postures, gestures, and voice commands without any additional devices. DataArt engineers attached a Kinect controller to a robot to add vision capability – this is what this story will be about.


  • Lifehack Experience: A Cat Access Device

    23 May 2013
    By Ilya Kretov, Senior Coordinator

    As a developer with long-standing experience I often ask myself: “Do I use anything I create? Could I make something useful for myself? And how could it facilitate my life and my family existence?” This R&D project for personal use appeared surprisingly when spring came.


  • LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe, is an invaluable tool for networking. LinkedIn is able to solve many business tasks if you know how to use it and how to take advantage of the information available. Additional features make LinkedIn an indispensable tool in obtaining information about business contacts.


  • Reviewing BlackBerry 10 Benefits

    17 May 2013
    By Ivan Rikhmayer, Senior Mobile Software Engineer

    BlackBerry 10

    Recently, BlackBerry company (till January, 30 – Research In Motion) announced the release of BlackBerry 10 – the whole world is expecting a revival of the brand’s former glory.

    Our BlackBerry Competence Center assembled the best DataArt developers specialized in the platform and has already released several applications for BlackBerry 10 (with a couple more under development right now). Being able to provide strong C++, QML and Qt skilled mobile development specialists, we are capable of developing new apps as well as importing applications from Android and iPhone analogues of media, business, communication, shopping, social, tools, low level testing and other applications.

    Based on this experience, let’s take a look at the platform’s main features, benefits and perspectives.